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Old 06-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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gsmctl - What Library does that command belong to?


I am new to Linux. I have installed Redhat Linux on my Laptop.
I connected a GSM Modem to my laptop but I don't know how to configure it. I'm not able to interface with the GSM modem. How can I know whether the modem is connected or not? What interface is needed for talking with that modem from linux terminal?

I found out from Internet that gsmctl command can be used for configuring a GSM Modem in linux but I don't know in which library that command exists. Because each time i type the gsmctl command it displays the message "command not found"

It would be really helpful if someone could tell me how to configure a GSM Modem with Linux.

Thanks for all your help in advance


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It seems to be part of "gsmlib" Here:

Try the documentation. I don't use GSM, so I can't really help you from personal experience.
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I can find "gsmlib" for RH EL3 here
so may be there exists an rpm package for your Redhat too.

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Thank you so much Knudfl and JZL240I-U.

I got the package installed.



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